Wendy Knowler is one of South Africa's most authoritative and respected consumer journalists. In her 30-year journalism career, Wendy has covered politics, fashion and just about everything in between on a variety of media platforms. For the past 17 years she has specialised in consumer journalism, currently writing the In Your Corner column for The Times and presenting a weekly Consumerwatch show for East Coast Radio. She's also had a lifelong love of cars, and spent 15 years test driving and reviewing four-wheelers of all kinds for several media brands, including Independent Newspapers' motoring supplement, Fair Lady magazine and East Coast Radio. Wendy is a Cars.co.za Consumer Awards judge.
As if the abysmal performance of the Nissan NP300 "Hardbody" in recent Global NCAP crash testing abroad was not enough cause for concern, the inability of locally sourced Toyota Yaris, Hyundai i20 and Kia... Read More
Following the much-publicised recall of 1.6-litre turbopetrol Ford Kuga derivatives earlier this year, Ford South Africa has now issued yet another fire-related recall for its entry-level Figo and Ikon models. Herewith... Read More
It is now against the law to transport school children on the back of a bakkie for reward. However, the real problem lies in the vague regulations that prescribe the manner in which vulnerable young people can be... Read More
In recent weeks the Ford Kuga engine fire issue has been the subject of much controversy and debate, particularly on social media platforms. But in the absence of a recall, and with Ford seemingly slow to react... Read More
Cars have got a lot bigger over the years, yet parking bays have stayed the same (at best) and, in some cases, they've shrunk. Therefore, if you are considering renting a space for your vehicle, make sure the... Read More
The risks associated with buying used rather than new are far greater for the unwary, but, if you do your homework properly, you’ll discover the problems and spare yourself a whole lot of drama.
With the... Read More
With around 500 new cases to study every month, the Motor Industry Ombudsman of South Africa has its work cut out. But how does it work, and who is the man behind it?
January 17 2015 was a a big day for the... Read More
An insurance company won't pay a motor theft claim if it deems the policyholder or nominated driver to have been negligent in some way. But negligence is a somewhat subjective term; motorists must be... Read More